Quantitative estimates of visual performance features in fossil birds

@article{Schmitz2009QuantitativeEO,
  title={Quantitative estimates of visual performance features in fossil birds},
  author={Lars Schmitz},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2009},
  volume={270}
}
  • L. Schmitz
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Biology
  • Journal of Morphology
Eyeball structures such as the lens diameter (LD) and axial length are generally assumed to be highly correlated with optically meaningful parameters. However, these optical constraints on eyeball macroanatomy have never been tested explicitly. Tradeoffs between benefits of improved visual performance and cost of adaptation from an increase of tissue production predict that when eyeball size increases, optical parameters such as posterior nodal distance and maximum entrance pupil diameter… 
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